One night in the short story “The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant” written by W.D. Wetherell, the narrator realized that doing what he loves and being who he truly is comes before any significant person in his life. The narrator was obsessed with both Sheila Mant and fishing so if he wasn’t thinking about one it would be the other. On the way down to their date, the narrator found out that Sheila Mant thought fishing was stupid and boring while he could not live without it. During the story, the narrator decided to let down a fishing line while Sheila was not paying attention and this is where he started to face a dilemma. He realized that “Sheila began talking about something else, but all my attention was taken up now with the fish” (Wetherell
In the short story, “The Rip”, author Robert Drewe uses the idea of Sophie holding a jellyfish “at arms length” to display how she is becoming wary of her father, John, and is keeping him distanced from herself. he reassures her, as if he was trying to reassure himself that their relationship will not become an “anecdote”, but a reality. John is thinking about how he wants to be freed from his emotional turmoil, and how badly he wants to spend this quality time with his daughter and protect her. This “protection” is symbolised by the shark attack (the divorce of John and his wife), and the fear running through everyones minds. This makes the reader feel as if John is putting pressure on himself to make Sophie like him.
Imagery of the bass, the river, and Sheila Mant One of the main themes of this story is that sacrifice. The narrator of this story is not given a name but he is fourteen year old. The narrator has a major crush on a women- seventeen year old, Sheila Mant. The narrator finally, and I say finally, asks Sheila on a date via the narrator’s boat.
Whenever he sees her watching, he will start showing off. He performs many different dives and swimming techniques to show off his skill and prowess. He has also pondered over Sheila Mant’s many moods in an attempt to try and understand her. On the day he planned to take her out on his canoe, he spent all day polishing and cleaning it. In my opinion however, this was still less than enough reason to abandon his passion for fishing.
In the short story,The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant, author W.D Weatheral uses the literary device of metaphor to develop the story's theme of not changing oneself to get someone to like you. In the story, after he doesn't end up with sheila,the narrator claims that other people like Sheila would come in his life,”other fish,”(W.D Weatheral pg. 6). The narrator in this quote learns that if sheila didn't like him for who he is, then he shouldn’t have got with her. He understood that other people, fish as he refers. like Sheila would come into is like, perhaps one of them would like hi m for who he is.
Finding Fish is a memoir written by Antwone Quenton Fisher. Fisher recounts several aspects of his life and incorporates them into a well written novel. Act one, Ward of the State describes several challenges Fisher faced during his childhood. One of those challenges was Mizz Pickett’s abuse towards him. One particular form of abuse he endured was physical abuse.
In the story “The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant” a boy takes a girl named Sheila Mant on a date and has to make a difficult decision. That difficult decision is his dream girl or a huge fish that he might never get the chance to catch again. This is a hard choice to make because he loves fishing, but Sheila on the other hand does not. He could pick Sheila because he loves her very much. For the past couple of summers he has been admiring and watching her.
I read “The Bass, the River, And Sheila Mant” by W.D. wetherell. This story is about a boy who has to decide whether he wants to pick the bass or Sheila. In this journal I will be questioning and (1) G pick bass or Sheila (1) Y bass (2) R love fishing R how big and important it is R ignoring Sheila
Braydon Gaspar Mrs. Harnett English 1, Period 4 September 19, 2016 The Power of Choice in The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant In the story "The Bass, the River and Sheila Mant" by W.D. Wetherall, the narrator acts like someone he 's not to impress a girl. The narrator had been waiting the whole summer to ask out Sheila Mant. Every day he observes her moods and her actions on the lake.
Antwone Fisher Memoir Essay Finding Fish is a story of a young, unloved boy growing up and overcoming all obstacles and hardships in order to become an amazing man. Antwone Quenton Fisher was born on August 3, 1959, in Cleveland, Ohio. He was born in a prison to Eva Mae Fisher and Eddie Elkins, who was killed before he was born. As a result of this, Antwone grew up in the foster system and he was placed in the unloving home of his foster parents, Mrs. Isabella Pickett and Reverend Ulysses Pickett.
In the poem, the speaker lived on an orchard farm where work ethic had been developed and strengthened. The speaker has developed a strong work ethic that drives her to stay up all night picking peaches. This strong work ethic encourages the girl to complete her responsibilities. “and the pond was—I could see as I laid the last peach in the water—full of fish and eyes.” The fish in the pond represent how the unseen events can rupture a person’s success within time with people challenging and downplaying one’s hard work and success.
Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros was published in 1991. Cisneros is most well known for her short story The House on Mango Street. She often writes about “the memories that will not let her sleep at night”. She follows the themes of sexism, poverty, racism, double standards, Mexican culture, followed by Spanish phrases wedged into her work. She enjoys writing about romance, domestic settings, the social status of women, and especially her culture.
Did anybody notice the last sentence in “Woman Hollering Creek”? “It was gurgling out of her own throat, a long ribbon of laughter, like water.” Amazing, right?! Sandra Cisneros ties the story back to “La Llorona”! The sentence differentiates Cleo from “La Llorona” since "La Llorona" loses herself in misfortune while Cleo manages to escape. If the water represents “La Llorona”, then Cleo's gurgling laughter is the rejection of following her path.
The book Riverkeep is written by Martin Stewart. This book is really hard to read so I would suggest people within the high school to adult range to read this book. The main characters in Riverkeep are Wulliam (Wull) Fobisher, Mix, and Tillinghast.
What seemed to be the biggest bass in the river, snagged on the line. There is no way the boy could let Sheila know of this. The rest of the night, the narrator maneuvers the boat perfectly and somehow manages to keep the fish on the line, without Sheila having any knowledge. They finally reach their destination and the boy is faced with a crippling decision. The boy has to either cut the line, letting the fish go, or risk having Sheila lose all interest in him by reeling in the fish.
To begin with, both Tan and Crutcher utilize characterization to pursue the shared theme, that a strong sense of self is crucial when under the pressure of the expectation of others. In “Fish Cheeks” by Amy Tan, Amy feels propelled to conform because she feels judged for not being “normal”. Tan states, “What would Robert think of our shabby Chinese Christmas” (2). Also, it’s obvious Amy was self-conscious about the Chinese style of cooking and in this sentence she’s self-conscious because she says, “For Christmas I prayed for this blond-haired boy, and a slim new American nose”(1). In the first quote, she was over thinking and doubting that Robert would not like “our shabby Chinese Christmas” though in the end she was correct about Robert